Perfect Confusion

by Unemployed In Greenland

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about

“Unemployed In Greenland” founders are childhood friends Guy J Cohen and Roy Coopervasser, both natives of Israel. They started collaborating musically in their early 20’s, exploring a wide range of electronic music styles that later combined with their love of jazz, funk, rock, hiphop and disco to create their own eclectic approach.
Their collaboration turned into a long-distance partnership withCoopervasser’s departure to New York to study Music & Technology at the Sonic Arts Center at CCNY. At the same time Cohen joined the film scoring program at “Rimon” music school in Israel.
The duo’s passion for creating music together, however, was as strong as ever and they were determined not to let the geographical distance get in their way. They started using FTP technology and found that the physical gap was in many ways beneficial, allowing for session musicians hired both in Tel-Aviv and New York to collaborate and inspire each other.
In 2005 they established their own Music Production company – 7 Grain
Music (www.7GrainMusic.com) where they have been collaborating on producing music and composing for picture and commercials both in Israel
and in New York.
The album Perfect Confusion was produced during 2007-2010.

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released January 1, 2011

All music mixed and produced by Unemployed In Greenland except for “Just Walk”, produced by Roy Coopervasser. Recorded in New York and Tel-Aviv between 2006 and 2010. Mixed at the Sonic Arts Center Studios in Harlem, NYC, except for “Watchdogs”, mixed at Waves Studios, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Unemployed In Greenland are Roy Coopervasser and Guy James Cohen.

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Track Name: Watchdogs
Watchdogs

You Always See Bright On A Dark Day
Then Make A Right Turn Into A Wrong Way
Thought I Tracked Your Footprints In My Heart
It Was Your Watchdogs Though, They're Keeping Us Apart

I Dug Deep For Meaning In Your Words
The Same Time You Were Grinding Your Best Swords
Heard Your Laughter Rolling Down The Slope
You Pulled Me All The Way Up Just To Cut The Rope

I Give Up
Show Me What Inside
I Am Lost With You
But I Am Gone Without

And As You Let Me In Through The Back Door
I Am In The Burning Fronts Of Your Cold War
I See Shadows Coming From The Fog
You Come In Peace Ma' Baby Along With Your Watch
Dogs

I Give Up
Show Me What Inside
I Am Lost With You
But I Am Gone Without
Track Name: Perfect Confusion
Perfect Confusion
Fly my child on your rhymes and your rhythms
Find the secrets you'll never be told
They will line up in perfect confusion
Chains to unlock, dreams to unfold
As you wonder through clouds of misgivings
Don't let go of the fire within
Did your time in the land of illusion
Now you’re due to come out of your skin

Tell me son of white nights and black valleys
Set them free, buried pain and despair
They will light up the darkest of forests
Winding roads of those who still care
Make your way, and be sure, they will follow
But watch out for what glitters in gold
Apples offered by lows of the lowest
Lights can be dimmed, souls can be sold.

Fly on your rhythm
Fly on your own
Track Name: Just Walk
Just Walk

Floating down the road
Far gone in a day dream
Breathing in the grey
Consumed in my pace
All that I’ve taken is washing away
All that I’ve gone through is senseless this day

Drifting up the hill
I drown in a soul trip
Breathing in the rain
I’m lost in my chase
All that’s around me is there for display
All that they fed me is tasteless this day

Round and round
Nothing found
On common ground
Keep on walking
In my mind
Spirals lie
Don’t ask why
Just keep on walking

Pushing through the storm
I’m pulled into clearness
There’s no looking back
I won’t leave a trace
All that I searched for remains in the past
All that’s inside me is simple at last
Track Name: Traffic Circles
Traffic Circles

On the move
But heading nowhere
Nowhere to go
And still you choose to go there

There’s a reason that
I won’t reach me
Traffic circles
Never teach me
No avenue
Let me follow through
Deadly endings
They’re always pending too

Open roads
No map for guidance
All turns are blocked
Cold engines roar behind us

Stay beside me just for another ride
Take the driver seat, lead us through this night
Stick around just for another fight
Make the distance, let us rest our minds

You’re stuck within
The laws of motion
Fooled to believe
All destinies are open

Stay beside me just for another ride
Take the driver seat, lead us through this night
Stick around just for another fight
Make the distance, let us rest our minds
Track Name: A Way Out
A Way Out

Woke up this morning from a beautiful dream
peeling myself off the pavement of low self esteem
motionless faces on a pile of rushing feet
the back of my mind is still pounding to yesterday's beat

I gathered my peaces
shuffled the cards
picked myself up to embark on another fresh start
no room for confusion
or sinking in doubt
been hanging about for too long
I gotta find a way out
Track Name: Rise
Rise

Coming at you by the millions
Hanging on their family tree
You’ll be blinded
Then they’ll set you free
Once in palaces and castles
Now they live in your TV
You can watch’em
Write your history

Don’t look down people
Hold your ground and say:

What is mine is mine
What is mine is mine
Find your voices
Gotta draw the line

Sold by gangs of priests and preachers
A manual to life well-spent
Kneel before us
Is what they really meant
Wrapped in promises of later
Ignorance is daily-made
Fire and daemons
Keeping you afraid

Don’t look down brothers
Lost IS found!
Just shout
What is mine is mine!
What is mine is mine!
Find your voices
Soldiers of our time
Just shout
What is mine is mine!
What is mine is mine!
Find your voices
We’re running out of time
Stand before them
Look’em in the eye
Track Name: Regret
Regret

Your head rests on the cold wall
You asked me why I failed to deliver
Then rubbed against my anxiety
But never made any accusations

Remember how not so long ago
You put your lips in my ears and whispered
Words that didn't rhyme with sobriety
They gave rise to anticipation

And now we're off on a bumpy road
Trying hard to find another rhythm
We're nowhere near where we meant to go
And it feels kinda sour in this situation

Time to look away from
All that we have dreamed of
Everything we picture
Melts into regret before it’s gone

Another night on the cold wall
With all the postures you will not consider
You had a fight with variety
And made friends with determination

And once again on this bumpy road
Trying hard to find another rhythm
We're nowhere near where we meant to go
And it feels kinda sour in this situation

Time to look away from
All that we have dreamed of
Everything we picture
Melts into regret before it’s gone
Track Name: White Nights
White Nights

Sooner or later we’re bitten by a sour sting
No you don’t need the facts, you just take a stand
You got the holy glow of the lonely man
Flip it and turn it, dig in and learn it
You can’t seem to shake the disease of the lonely man

Love don't just grow on you, you must hunt it down
Instead you’ll be spending time where it’s safe and sound
you can't seem to find yourself in your selfish land
It’s written all over you, you’re the lonely man
Scratch it and peel it disguise and conceal it
Just can’t seem to shake the disease of the lonely man.

White nights lying in bed
Pictures mess with my head
Lights are flashing in red
I’m going mad

The sound of the ringing truth just won’t wake you up
Not even dogs of war sitting at your lap
Why don’t you open up, what d’ya got to lose?
Haven’t you had enough walking in these shoes?
You fight it then flee it why can’t you just see it
It’s staring you right in the face!

White nights lying in bed
Pictures mess with my head
Lights are flashing in red
I’m going mad

White nights lying in bed (What you got to lose?)
Pictures mess with my head (Walking in these shoes?)
Lights are flashing in red (You are going mad)
Wise old master once said (It’s all over you)
We’re all alone when we’re dead (Nothing left to do)
No I can’ t be afraid.
Track Name: Grow Out
Grow Out

You used to think that I could fly
Well, no, I can’t
You used to hold me oh so tight
Well, now you can’t
You did your part and I did mine Somehow it’s gone
And all we got is pain and doubt
So let’s grow out
 
I used to read between your lines
You changed the code
You used to tell me sweet little lies
They shook my world
You kept your cards and I kept mine
It’s time to fold
There’s nothing left to lie about
So let’s grow out
 
I fell for you in present tense
Forget the past
If we could only make some sense
We still won’t last
But in our little universe
We fade and rust
You see, we use a fish-eye lens  
For looking glass
I waist your time and you waist mine
In storms and droughts
So you go north and I’ll go south
Now let’s grow out
 
Falling
Drifting
Must be something we can’t see…

Grow out of passion and out of style
And out of each other for a while
Grow out of tension and out the door
And out of everything we should have could have long before.
 
Track Name: Lose My Mind
I bet you think you know me
You always thought you knew it all
With everything you taught me
You’d never teach me how to fall
And now you get to watch me from a distance
Before I lose my mind

When I finally lost you
There was sorrow in your eyes
Between the “things you must do"
And the ones who’s left behind
I never thought that there could be a reason
Never dreamed about the wrongs I’d live to find
Before I lose my mind
Before I lose my mind

Found yourself a new day
Let a stranger through the door
Had to go your own way
Break the pieces even more
I hear you calling but it means nothing to me
It all comes down to be or not to be
I have to deal with trouble of this kind
Before I lose my mind
Before I lose my mind
Don’t let me lose my mind
I’m gonna lose my mind

I hear you calling but it means nothing to me
It all comes down to be or not to be
I have to deal with trouble of this kind
Before I lose my mind